Cultural Competence in Health Care

With the launch of the Office for Civil Rights’ nationwide compliance review and more and more studies showing the positive impact of language services and cultural competency training in health care in patient satisfaction, outcomes, and compliance, financially forward-looking hospital administrators are looking to incorporate…
May 24, 2013
In the News

ISO 9001:2008 Certification

MasterWord Services is proud to remind our clients and partners that we are ISO 9001:2008 certified. This certification means that we have passed a physical ISO 9001:2008 certification audit by a certifying agency. About ISO ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world’s largest developer…
March 13, 2013

Best Practices for Working with an Interpreter

1. Provide reference materials when possible. 2. Introduce the interpreter and his/her role. 3. Speak as if everybody in the room understands your language. 4. Know that everything you say will be interpreted. 5. Speak directly to the source of the message, not the interpreter.…
January 11, 2013

Swahili Rice Pilau (Rice Pilaf) Recipe

By religion, Muslim Swahilis are prohibited from eating pork or drinking alcohol. The Swahili's staple food is of Arabic descent, so most of their cooking is rich in spices. Popular Swahili cuisine includes pilau and wali (rice cooked in coconut milk) served with a thick…
December 6, 2012
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Found in Translation Reviews

MasterWord Team Reviews Daniel Hernandez: As a new member of the MasterWord team, I was really excited to learn more about the translation industry, so hearing about this innovative book, Found in Translation, by Nataly Kelly and Jost Zetzsche, couldn’t have come at a better…
October 25, 2012

“Keep Calm and Carry On” Origins

There is a high probability you have seen the iconic graphic that has been going viral lately with the quote, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” As it would turn out, this popular poster is not just a random frivolous gimmick circulating but rather a historical…
October 4, 2012
In the News

International Translation Day

A globally recognized yet often overlooked holiday is approaching. On the 30th of September, the world celebrates International Translation Day. It is a date that has been promoted since 1953 by the International Federation of Translators. Initially, this was a feast day of St. Jerome,…
September 28, 2012

Sanskrit, Lost but Not Forgotten

Language extinction is a reality for many ancient tongues in today’s modern world. Society’s fast pace and the ever-growing desire to stay connected to mass media are among the many reasons for this disruption of past traditions. A language that falls under the extinction group…
September 19, 2012